Ichthys LNG Project Lifeboat Commissioning


Norsafe has delivered lifeboats complete with davits to the Ichthys LNG Project’s Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO).

The FPSO is currently in the commissioning phase of construction at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyards. Seven GES50 MKIII freefall lifeboats with seven HD-50 davits and one NDA-40 HST davit with Magnum 750 fast rescue craft were delivered to the Ichthys LNG project’s FPSO, to be stationed in the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin, offshore Western Australia.

Three port-side lifeboats on the FPSO were commissioned between the 29th of June and 1st of July by DSME and INPEX inspectors with support from Norsafe engineers. All functional tests were performed with a full load (maximum RPM, sprinkler test, electronic components test and one hour driving test). Commissioning of all systems will be ongoing in July and August, with engineers from Norsafe Korea and Norsafe HQ participating in the commissioning process.